Fixed income

Jan 14, 2020

Emerging_marketsThe prospects of select emerging markets, especially in Europe and Asia, rank high relative to other asset classes, says Michael Kruger, investment analyst at Morningstar Investment Management South Africa.

Dec 12, 2019

Romil_PatelInvestors will often build a portion of bonds into their portfolio to offset uncertain economic, political or global times, such as now, where safe investments are a key part of a well-balanced portfolio.

Dec 12, 2019

Asian_foodIn 2019, global money poured into assets perceived to be safe, from US Treasuries to gold. Much of the flight towards quality trades has been driven by the escalating trade war between the US and China, writes Romil Patel.

Dec 12, 2019

Chris_AldersonHaving a balanced portfolio in the midst of the longest expansion in history is an investment imperative, Chris Alderson, co-head of global equity and head of international equity at T Rowe Price International, tells Romil Patel.

Dec 10, 2019

Islamic_bankingJapan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has struck a partnership with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to develop and promote green and sustainable sukuk, the Islamic equivalent of bonds.

Dec 10, 2019

AustralasiaGarreth Innes has been promoted as the head of Australian fixed income at Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), the firm has announced.

Dec 02, 2019

ESGGovernment bonds make up much of the fixed income universe, but this is a problem for bondholders as environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors for countries are less developed than for corporates.

Nov 28, 2019

HSBC_towerHSBC Global Asset Management (HSBC GAM) has set up a fixed income fund aimed at investing in a portfolio of high yielding Asian bonds.

Nov 05, 2019

Forbidden_City_gateHSBC Global Asset Management (GAM) has announced the launch of the HSBC China Government Local Bond Index Fund amid an uptick in interest in China’s bond market amongst overseas investors.

Nov 05, 2019

Stock_Exchange_of_ThailandThailand’s Government Pension Fund (GPF) is aiming to use an ESG lens for all of its investments in the Thai market across equity classes including real estate, private equity and infrastructure by the first quarter of 2020.

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